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The First Half Awards

A pitcher who got better after Tommy John surgery. A giant. The game’s two best hitters on the disabled list. Who deserves the hardware?



via Fangraphs
Brett Gardner is not small. But he looks like a child here.
Aaron Judge doesn’t really miss when he swings. And he shows power to all sides of the field. I also wouldn’t want to play third base against him. (Data from Fangraphs)
Aaron Judge with a 115mph frozen rope in Chicago.


Rookies with a fWAR at or above 1.0
Buster Posey watching helplessly as Bellinger mashes one of his 24 home runs this season.



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Zac Crippen

I’m interested in telling stories about people and baseball. Host of @VernacularPod, and Lead Writer at @3rdStringPod.